A Nearly Normal Family (2023) s01e05 Episode Script

Chapter Five

[unsettling music playing]
I didn't know what to do.
- I know I should speak to the police but
- No.
You were right to come here,
and right now, Amina,
you mustn't do anything.
And it is very important
that what you just told me
stays between us.
Promise me that.
So, we let Stella stay in custody?
You mustn't tell anyone
what you know until the trial.
For Stella's sake.
We'll take care of this, Amina.
- Okay.
- Just keep it to yourself for now. Okay?
[Amina] Mm.
- Uh. Amina.
- Yeah?
So, what did you do with the knife?
[tense music playing]
[car lock beeps]
[suspenseful music playing]
[Bitte] I have to say
that things are a lot better
since we last spoke about Thord.
- Oh, good.
- [keypad beeping]
- He's eating a lot better.
- Mm.
- A smile every now and then.
- Okay.
- He's more pleasant towards the staff.
- That's a relief.
- Your visits do him the world of good. Hm?
- Hey.
[Ulrika] Yeah.
Hi, Thord.
Look who's come to see you.
It's your daughter, Ulrika.
Will you watch what you're doing
with that fat arse of yours,
and mind that you don't
knock everything over with it.
- [Bitte] Happy to see your daughter?
- [Thord] Nah.
She's come to visit you.
That's twice now recently.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
- I'll leave you alone.
- Thank you.
[Thord coughs, splutters]
[hacking cough]
[Ulrika] How are you?
[laboured breathing]
Who are you?
[tense music playing]
[Thord coughing]
[tense music continues]
[Thord clears throat]
[laboured breathing]
I just came to pick up some stuff.
Do you work here?
- [whimpers]
- Bye, Dad.
[softly] Bye.
[Thord breathing heavily]
[coughs gently, groans]
[indistinct background chattering]
- Hey.
- Hi
You don't have to do that.
- [Bitte] Seriously, don't wash up.
- I'm just rinsing it.
Okay. Thanks.
[suspenseful music playing]
[unsettling music playing]
[mobile phone ringing]
Adam, where are you?
[Ulrika] Adam.
You're not going to talk to me, that it?
This is typical.
Precisely what you always do.
Time and again you punish me
with your self-righteous silence.
- What do you want me to say?
- Just say something.
I've been unfaithful
and screwed another man.
- That's gotta be worth talking about.
- I've known for a while. For ages.
- You knew about it?
- I'm not blind, Ulrika.
Been sneaking around for months.
Secret texting.
Coming home late.
- New perfume, clothes, makeup.
- Why didn't you say anything?
I didn't want to face any of it.
[inhales deeply, sighs]
thought that
that if our marriage was worth saving,
then you'd have to tell me yourself.
You fucking knew, Adam,
and you didn't say anything?
How could you do that?
You could have stopped it.
He's Stella's lawyer,
for God's sake, Ulrika!
- Uh.
- I've sat and had meetings with him.
Like an idiot, I just sat there.
How do I know he's actually doing his job?
That he's doing all he can to help Stella.
- That's ridiculous, why wouldn't he?
- Why do you think? To screw with us!
Mikael is the best lawyer
practising around here.
Okay. Good to know.
Listen to me, I I
He means nothing to me.
And yet you risk everything
to be with him.
You should've said something.
I've done you wrong,
but we wouldn't be here
if you'd been man enough to talk to me.
You what? You disgust me!
- Know that? Yeah, you disgust me.
- Careful what you say. No, don't say that.
- You'll regret it.
- That's how I feel.
- Don't say that to me.
- Know what?
You've become just like your old man.
Seeking comfort in the bottom of a bottle.
- Don't you dare say I'm like my dad!
- You're precisely like him!
Drinking wine so that you can bear it!
Forgetting about everything.
- Adam! You ignored me!
- It's never ever your fault!
You ignored me fucking all the time
with all your Bible groups and shit!
You stink!
You you stink of alcohol, Ulrika!
That's because I can't fucking stand
being with you every day sober!
[grunting angrily]
[Ulrika gasps]
[sobbing gently]
[Ulrika sniffles]
We've failed Stella.
Ever since the rape.
[Ulrika whimpers]
That's what's destroyed us all.
- We just gave up on her.
- [sobs]
- [Adam] Don't you see?
- [sniffles]
We have failed our daughter, Ulrika.
We we just abandoned her.
[sobs] Adam.
I'm sorry. I'm sorry.
I'm sorry.
- [sobbing, sniffling]
- [Adam breathing deeply]
[unsettling music playing]
- I I
- [sniffles]
I think that we should get divorced.
[Ulrika] No No!
- We can work it out. Don't do this.
- Hey.
I'm serious.
Adam, no.
Adam, no, please.
[Ulrika sobbing]
No! [sobbing]
[unsettling music continues]
[breathing shakily]
[unsettling music continues]
[sobbing gently]
[suspenseful music playing]
[ominous music playing]
[ominous music continues]
[door opens]
[door closes]
[ominous music continues]
[seat belt unbuckles]
[Adam] Robin.
[Robin groans]
[Robin yelps]
[Adam sobbing]
[cell door closes]
[Shirin] Come in.
- Hello.
- Hi.
[Shirin] Thanks, Nalle.
I think we should talk a bit about, uh.
the assault that you spoke of.
Okay with you?
[Stella] Mm.
You, um you said your parents
never reported it. The incident.
What are your thoughts on that?
They wanted to protect me.
Why do you think that?
When something like that happens,
there's no way to prove it.
My word against his.
- Your mum and dad said that?
- It's just how it is.
Just five out of 100 reported rapes
result in conviction.
Think of all the cases
that aren't reported.
But how do you think
that things would've turned out
if they'd acted differently?
What do you mean?
What do you think would've happened
if they'd reported the incident
to the police,
and, um, if they'd made sure
that you got help processing the assault?
But why would I think about that?
What's done is done.
[Shirin] Yes,
but have you talked about it since?
No, not since.
Okay. What do you think about that now?
How do you feel that
your parents chose not to call the police
after you suffered sexual abuse
when you were 15 years old?
It wasn't their fault
that I was assaulted.
It was mine.
- Why would you think it was your fault?
- I should've done more.
[Shirin] How could you have done more?
Well, maybe resisted,
kicked and screamed at him
I mean I
I should have done more.
I was just lying there. I was lying there.
[Shirin] You know what?
That is a very common reaction.
Reacting the way you did.
It's called "frozen fright."
Heard that before?
[Shirin] Frozen fright.
That means that you
Well, you become completely paralysed.
It's the body's response to an assault.
It's like
an instinctive survival mechanism.
You're completely motionless.
There's nothing
that you could have done about it.
You got scared,
and that's how your body reacted.
That does not mean that he had
the right to do what he did to you.
And that your parents
chose not to file a report,
and the impact it's had
on your family, that's not your fault.
None of what you have told me
is your fault.
You were a child, Stella.
None of it was your fault.
Can you say that aloud?
'Course I can say that.
[Shirin] It wasn't your fault.
Can you say it?
[sobbing gently]
[hesitates, sobs gently]
[Shirin] It wasn't your fault.
[Stella] It
It wasn't
It was not [sobbing]
It was [sobbing]
It [sobbing]
It was not [sobs]
It was not my fault.
I didn't [sobbing]
[sobbing continues]
It wasn't my fault.
[indistinct chatter in background]
- [woman] I'll go and tell him now.
- [man] See you in a bit.
Okay. You can go.
The prosecutor has decided
not to press charges, so
so, we can't keep you here.
And it seems that, uh, Robin Kjellander,
although he has a broken nose,
he's now changed his story
He's claiming
that he tripped and hurt himself.
[distant phone ringing]
Can you explain it another way?
Well, in that case, you may leave.
[solemn music playing]
[driver's door opens]
[door closes]
- [footsteps approaching]
- [keys jangling]
[door unlocks, opens]
[Nalle] I've brought your lunch.
Water or milk?
I don't care.
[Nalle] Or a milkshake?
What milkshake?
Uh you don't want the, uh,
double cheeseburger, extra everything,
and a strawberry milkshake?
I thought, uh well,
since it's your last lunch here, uh
[clears throat]
[door closes]
[door locks]
[footsteps receding]
[knocking on door]
[knocking on door]
[knocking on door]
[knocking on door]
[knocking] Stella.
Stella, it's me.
Just five minutes, please.
Just five five minutes.
- [Stella] You've got a nerve.
- I'm sorry, wait, wait.
I didn't mean to scare you.
Did you did you check the drawer
like I told you to?
- There were medicines
- Mm.
But they're not for him though.
He drugs girls, Stella
That doesn't sound like the Chris I know.
He's completely fucking insane.
Completely insane.
And and I want you to be careful, okay?
- [mobile phone ringing]
- [Linda] You must take care of yourself.
Oh, it's Chris, isn't it?
You should take it.
He's gonna be triggered
if you don't answer.
He gets paranoid
if he doesn't know where you are.
Look, uh
with me, he flipped out.
He snapped. Like that.
I missed just one call, and he snapped.
And when I got home,
drags me to the sofa and holds me
And then,
had sex with me against my will.
He wants full control.
He will take control over you.
Over your whole fucking life.
Uh, you might not notice to begin with
Have you started to notice? Hmm?
When you're most in love with him,
then, uh, yeah
Sorry, I [clears throat]
I'll stop bothering you now. I'll go.
[clears throat]
[ominous music sting]
[suspenseful music playing]
[mobile phone vibrating]
[phone continues vibrating]
[outgoing call tone]
[Amina] Hi, babe.
Hi. What you doing?
[Amina] Uh, studying.
Do you wanna come over here?
[Amina] What, right now?
[Amina] I have an exam tomorrow
And I really need to study.
Is something wrong?
[Amina] Has something happened?
Is it about Chris?
Tomorrow, then?
I just really need to talk to you.
[Amina] Yeah, sure. Um
Well, we can hook up
at Inferno tomorrow night, yeah?
- Okay.
- [Amina] Kiss.
[call ended beeps]
- Should know that
- [Adam] Mm.
- Could be Rome.
- [Adam] Mm.
Hi. What are you watching?
[Adam] Quiz show.
White houses
- Good, aren't they?
- Mm.
Parmesan, yeah.
Rome! I told you.
Yeah, you sure did.
For ten points.
- [laughing]
- No, it was good. [chuckles]
- Rome.
- [Ulrika] Mm.
- Yeah, we've been there.
- [Ulrika] Mm.
You remember that?
You gotta remember that, surely.
- She can't remember.
- I was two.
- Yeah right, you were tiny.
- [Ulrika] Yeah.
Yeah, that's right,
you'd just turned two.
- [Adam] Yeah. Just.
- [Ulrika] Yeah.
I think that was probably
the best holiday ever.
[Adam] Yeah, I think it was.
Are you okay, honey?
Um yeah.
Well, uh, there's something
that I'd like to talk to you about.
- Where you going?
- I'm just going to the kitchen.
What for?
I'm just getting a glass of wine.
[Adam sighs]
- Do you have an issue with that?
- No.
No, well
I um
I won't get one, then, if it's a problem.
Hey. You were gonna say?
No, um, it's all right.
[mobile phone ringing]
[man on TV] It can be difficult
for lesser endowed insects to find.
Mother Nature has countless ways
of dealing with the methods
of food gathering
in our animal and insect brethren.
[phone bongs]
[car horn honks]
[softly] Fuck!
[insistent honking]
- [Chris] Hey.
- Hey.
- I've missed you.
- [chuckles]
- Hi.
- Hey.
[Chris chuckles]
- It's been a while.
- I saw you recently.
Well, that is far too long, you know?
Got something to show you.
- What's going on?
- Hop in, you'll see.
Ugh I've got to go to work soon.
I'll take you there after. Just hop in.
Come on, just hop in.
[Stella] How long will this take?
It's just that I really need
to get to work in a bit. Mm? Yeah?
Just loosen up.
Won't take long.
[Stella] Mm.
[wind blowing]
[car door opens]
Great, huh?
Where are we?
[Chris] A plot of land
[Stella] Nice.
I've put a deposit down.
Gonna build a house here.
Found a great architect.
He's already working on it.
It's gonna be amazing.
That's, uh, where the house will be.
We're gonna have
glass windows all along here.
Facing the sea.
Here we'll have
a big patio all the way out here.
We'll have a pool. And a sauna.
And the garage right there.
I had a few problems, uh,
with building regs and so on,
but it will be finished by next year.
And I thought that, uh
you could move in with me.
- Are you serious?
- Yeah.
Eat out here al fresco.
Watch the Öresund Bridge in the mornings.
We haven't known each other long, but
I'm so
so incredibly happy
I really want a future with you.
I, uh, don't really know what to say.
You can say you'll think about it.
You can take as long as you like.
I'm not going anywhere.
Is something wrong? You're so quiet.
No. It's good.
If something's wrong, you would say?
Yeah, absolutely. I just, uh, um, think
that we should start to head back now
Got to get to work.
Okay. I'll see you tonight, right?
I can pick you up when you finish work.
Mm Yeah, it's just
that I'm seeing Amina tonight at Inferno.
- Amina?
- Mm.
What, uh you'd rather
be with her than me?
No, no, but we're best friends,
and we've made plans.
[Chris] Hm.
"Best friends"?
[Chris] You sound 14 when you say that.
[tense music playing]
[window sliding down]
Can you, uh, check
that your mobile's not off?
I tried calling it.
- Check that it's not on silent.
- Yeah, okay will do.
I'll ring later.
[car engine starts]
[doorbell rings]
Hey, so sorry I'm late.
I, uh, give me five minutes.
[tense music continues]+
[doorbell rings]
[woman] We're going for a few drinks.
Want to come?
Uh, I'm meeting a friend
but I'll see you tomorrow.
[woman] You gotta come next time. Okay?
[thunder rumbling]
- See you.
- [woman] Bye.
[low battery tone]
[loud music pumping in distance]
[buzz of conversations]
[up-tempo music playing]
Hi, have you seen Amina?
Yeah, she was a fucking legend.
- She was so wasted.
- Who was she with?
I dunno, think she was on her own.
[tense music playing]
["Makeba" by Jain playing]
- Stella, hey!
- Hi.
- How are you doing?
- I'm good, yeah.
Uh you seen Amina?
Um, the girl who I was with
when we met the last time.
No. So why, you come here with her?
Uh, we said we'd meet at Inferno,
but when I got there she wasn't there.
- [man] Want a glass of white wine?
- Uh, yeah. That'd be great. Thanks.
How are things with Chris?
You meeting him too? I saw him there.
You did?
Yeah, well I saw him outside.
[ominous music playing]
[Beatrice] Cheers!
[glasses clinking]
[ominous music continues]
[drum and bass music playing]
[Stella] Macke! Macke!
Have you seen Amina?
- [Macke] Amina Besic?
- Yeah.
[Macke] No She hasn't been in tonight.
Take a look at this, would you?
It's not like her at all.
- [Macke] What?
- She always writes. "OK."
She never writes the word "okay."
And she never uses old smileys either
Look, have you got a spare, uh, charger?
Haven't got one, sorry.
Louise! Could I just
borrow your phone? Sorry
- What? What are you doing?
- Hold on. I've lost Amina.
- I need to ring her, what's your code?
- Hang on, what the hell is wrong with you?
- I have to get hold of Amina. She's not
- You've got serious issues.
[tense suspenseful music playing]
[music intensifies]
[door opens]
[tense suspenseful music continues]
[loud rock music playing in distance]
Chris, hello!
[tense suspenseful music continues]
[knocking on door]
Get some sleep, Sandell.
Your trial's tomorrow.
[window closes]
[unsettling music playing]
[music fades out]
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